Walmart Opens First 100 Percent LED-Lit Store in OhioTriple Pundit, October 22, 2013
Shortly after launching a line of Great Value LED lightbulbs for less than $10 at all U.S. stores, Walmart announced last week that it will open its first 100 percent LED-lit store as part of the company’s push for nationwide adoption of the energy-sipping bulbs. The store, located in South Euclid, Ohio, is the first of its kind to use energy-efficient LED lighting in every aspect of the store, from illuminating parking lots and building signage to the ceiling lights and all refrigerated cases in the grocery section.
LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, use up to 80 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last more than 25 times longer – meaning the new Walmart location will reap energy-saving benefits for decades to come. LEDs also produce much less heat than both incandescents and CFLs – reducing cooling costs for the store.